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Second Grade Fine Arts Resources

Melody Maker Experiment

Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Learn to create your own melodies in different keys.
Skill: Create basic rhythmic and melodic accompaniments to support other elements of musical performance.
Georgia Standard: ESBC.CR.1b
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
In this video, a student percussion ensemble performs a popular Chinese song "Golden Snake Wild Dance." This song is popular throughout China and in Chinese communities in the United States.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESD2.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Watch Imani Dance and Drum Company perform a harvest dance from West Africa in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESD2.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Come visit the Houston Ballet with the Take the Stage Kids and learn how to sauté with professional dancer, Andrew Murphy!
Skill: Identify and demonstrate movement elements, skills, and terminology in dance.
Georgia Standard: ESD2.PR.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Skip to My Lou.” The animation features a band made up of forest creatures, plus a few other surprises.
Skill: Sing multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures, including at least one song in a foreign language.
Georgia Standard: ESGM2.PR.1c
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Investigate ways to create different pitch, tones, and sounds by creating your own glass bottle water xylophone using this activity from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Skill: Perform simple melodic patterns.
Georgia Standard: ESGM2.PR.2c
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Discover the places and faces waiting inside books. Host LeVar Burton shares stories of music and rhythm, including Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss. The program visits the Julliard youth orchestra to see how musicians work together to create a unified yet diverse sound. LeVar practices with the cast of STOMP! and learns that rhythm is the basis for all music.
Skill: Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
Georgia Standard: ESGM2.RE.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Resource Type: Video
Take a special trip to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with GPB Education! This interactive virtual exploration offers students a behind-the-scenes experience as they learn about the science of sound and the preparation it takes to put on a live musical performance. During the program, students will also hear from various ASO musicians and watch pieces performed by the Atlanta Symphony.
Skill: Identify classroom, folk, and orchestral instruments by sight and sound.
Georgia Standard: ESGM2.RE.1c
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Paula Larke sings an African-American game song. Students in the audience demonstrate movements to accompany the lyrics.
Skill: Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.
Georgia Standard: ESGM2.RE.3b
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Donna Washington tells a traditional West African story about Anansi the spider. The story explains why spiders don’t have hair.
Skill: Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
Georgia Standard: TA2.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This Mexican folktale that explains why butterflies do not live in houses and why they migrate. Story told in Spanish and English.
Skill: Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
Georgia Standard: TA2.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
John O’Neal, performing as the legendary character Junebug Jabbo Jones, tells a classic “why” story.
Skill: Examine the role of theatre in a societal, cultural, and historical context.
Georgia Standard: TA2.CN.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This is a great vocal warm-up to work on emphasis and diction which can be used with large and small groups.
Skill: Act by communicating and sustaining roles in formal and informal environments.
Georgia Standard: TA2.PR.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Investigate how time and place affect an artists painting while watching the story of Leonardo da Vinci.
Skill: Make inferences to identify time and place in works of art.
Georgia Standard: VA2.CN.1.c
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Teaching artist Catherine Rubin explains warm and cool colors, demonstrates the effects colors have on one another, and shows artworks using warm and cool colors. In the second part of the segment, she demonstrates a cut-paper collage activity based on the warm and cool color lesson.
Skill: Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.
Georgia Standard: VA2.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Maude Alexander shows how to make an ancestor mask—from the materials needed to the process involved. She also talks about characteristics of African masks.
Skill: Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of three-dimensional art.
Georgia Standard: VA2.CR.4